This week's literacy activity is intended to get kids to "act up"...in a good way. Read a simple story or board book to your child, and then encourage him/her to act it out. You can create a "stage" in your home and provide a box of "props" including miscellaneous clothes and accessories, as well as items found in the story. A fun way to preserve this activity is to "film" the dramatic play, using a video camera. Your kids will love to watch their acting debut on the big screen!
The Golden Book of Fairy Tales -Sequr, Ponsot
Rapunzel -Brothers Grimm, Zelinsky
Goldilocks and the Three Bears -Marshall
Lon Po Po -Young
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock -Kimmel